Kirkus Best Fiction of 2017 Available in Large Print

In their November issue, Kirkus shared its list of best fiction books for 2017. Categories included Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Best Literary Fiction, and many more. Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer the following winning titles: SALT HOUSES | Hala Alyan | 9781432843502 “a … Read more

New Motion Picture, Wonder, Available in Large Print

Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and fell in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now a major motion picture—starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts—the novel continues to sweep the nation. Thorndike Press, a leading publisher of large print books, is proud to offer Wonder, … Read more

American Western Standing Order Plans Now Shipping Monthly

We received your feedback and we heard you! Offering you the best in Western and American Historical fiction — subgenres on the rise — Thorndike Press and Wheeler Publishing are proud to announce our Western standing order plans will now release in monthly shipments. Benefits of Monthly vs. Quarterly: Keep patrons coming back with new stories arriving … Read more

2017 Anthony Award Winners in Large Print

The 2017 Anthony Awards, named after the late Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White), well-known writer and critic for the New York Times who helped found the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), were given out on October 15 at Bouchercon in Toronto. Bouchercon is the MWA’s annual World Mystery Convention where readers, writers, publishers, editors, … Read more

Research Validates the Need for Large Print

Large Print improves reading experiences, academic outcomes, and cognitive health by increasing:

  • Reading fluency: decoding speed and tracking ease
  • Reading comprehension
  • Academic achievement
  • Sensory satisfaction
  • Sustained reading

The Physical Benefits of Large Print

  • Larger fonts and increased spacing force the eye to move more slowly, allowing students to track more easily.1
  • Print size impacts the maximum speed at which text may be read.2
  • Serif fonts aid struggling readers by making the words easier to read.3
  • Children are aided by greater leading, eliminating their tendency to double or skip lines when reading.4
  • Reading comprehension and memory hinge on legibility.5

Without legibility, reading is a laborious process, leading to disengagement among discouraged, reluctant, or struggling readers.

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Carnegie Medal Winners in Large Print

Thorndike Press has all three of the shortlisted fiction titles for the  2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence.  The American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals, now in their 7th year, recognize outstanding fiction and nonfiction for adult readers. One of these authors, from a longlist of 46 titles, will be selected for a medal on … Read more

Westerns: From Hollywood to Print

Westerns, the most popular Hollywood genre from the early 20th century to the 1960s, are characterized by the life of a nomadic cowboy armed with a revolver and rifle riding a horse, representing the wild, wild West. They are known to embody the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier, but the genre doesn’t … Read more

What Are Students Reading?

| Originally published by Perma-Bound | Follett, distributor of technologies, services, and digital & print content to the educational market, has created Follett Students’ Choice, a new tool that ranks the top 50 books with the most checkouts in a given month.* Below are the top 30 titles for the 2016-2017 school year: Top 10 … Read more

Books Bring People Together

| By Lisa Joyce, acquisitions editor, Thorndike Press | “I live with some of the most interesting people, but never know until I read their obituary.” I always remember this comment from a senior patron. As the Outreach Librarian at Portland Public Library (Maine) for nearly 25 years, I spent a great deal of time making deliveries at a senior residence and … Read more